36% Hike in Applications from Indian Students for UK Universities

Published: | February 07, 2018
36% Hike in Applications from Indian Students for UK Universities
  • The hike in Indian application to the UK is because of the quality education and experiences the UK universities
  • However, the biggest hindrance faced by the Indian students is the restrictive visa regime of UK.  

The UK recorded a 36% hike in applications from Indian students this year. As per the sources, UK’s centralised university application system mentioned that around 4,470 students from India applied for undergraduate programmes in Britain that are scheduled to begin later this year. However, these figures do not reflect the actual number of Indian students whose applications will be accepted and will get the chance to study in the UK.

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Not only has there been a rise in Indian applications but latest UCAS figures also show Britain's wider appeal. There has been a hike in applications from within the European Union. As per the records, more than 10,000 European Union and overseas students have applied for applications at UK colleges and universities.

The UK universities and colleges are widely popular among both overseas and European Union because of quality education, faculty and experience they offer. There are various factors responsible for increasing number of students willing to study in the UK.

Also Read: UK will offer more flexibility to switch over to work visas after the completion of education.

One of the hindrance that students face while applying to the UK for higher studies is the restrictive visa regime. This is the reason that Indian diplomats have always stressed for a more welcoming immigration regime for Indian students so that more students can chase their dreams of pursuing higher education in the UK. One of the other problem faced by the Indian students in the UK is their treatment as immigrants which always tend to create negative perceptions in India regarding UK visa regime.

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